Collection MS-68 - The Toronto Mail collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

The Toronto Mail collection

General material designation

  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of collection.

Level of description

Collection

Reference code

CA EDM MS-68

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

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Date(s)

  • 1977 (Creation)
    Creator
    The Toronto Mail

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Physical description

0.5 cm of textual material

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Archival description area

Name of creator

(1872 - current)

Administrative history

The Toronto Mail was a newspaper based in Toronto, Ontario that was founded by Thomas Charles Patterson in 1872. Beginning as the newspaper of the federal Conservative Party, the Mail declared itself independent of any political party in 1886 until it returned to its Conservative beginnings and merged with the Toronto Empire to form the The Mail and Empire in 1895. In 1936, the paper would again merge, this time with the Globe to form the Globe and Mail.

Custodial history

Besides the purchase of the photostatic copies from Preston Microfilming, it is unclear how the City of Edmonton Archives acquired the records.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of a photostatic copy of two pages of The Toronto Mail, October 1, 1892, containing an article, "In The North-West: The Town and District of Edmonton, Alberta".

The article includes brief biographies and photographs of:
Antonio Prince MLA,
John D. Harrison,
M.G. Connor,
C. Gallagher,
Edward A. Braithwaite,
James Ross,
Paul Royal,
P.E. Daly,
William Wilson,
N.D. Beck,
A.H. Goodwin,
S.S. Taylor,
Hermon McInnes,
John Cameron,
George Thomson,
Colix F. Strang,
D.R. Fraser,
James McDonald,
Matthew McCauley.

As well as Edmonton businesses:
P. Heiminck and Co.,
Larue and Picard general merchants,
Jasper House,
Gallagher's Meat Store,
George Thomson's Drug Store,
Queen's Hotel.

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This collection was purchased by the City of Edmonton Archives from Preston Microfilming in 1977.

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright may apply.

Finding aids

See Scope and content above.

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Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession number: A77-77

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
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Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

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Language of description

  • English

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